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Myanmar’s government sits by while the army goes on the offensive
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 18:09

Giving peace a chargeAFTER fighting flared in April between the Burmese army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), an insurgent force controlling mu...

Foreign firms may be invited to join Made in China 2025 scheme, sources say
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 17:14

China may invite foreign companies to take part in its state-funded technology development programme as a way to deflect criticism of its nationalisti...

The India village 'on the verge of extinction'
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 16:18

A village ravaged by decades of mining is struggling after the mines closed. BBC News - Asia

Companies drawn to Shanghai’s emerging districts amid cheaper rents, top class office space
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 15:10

Multinationals and state-owned companies are relocating from established central business districts in Shanghai to up and coming areas attracted by ch...

Malaysia again named best Muslim-friendly destination in the world
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 14:11

HALAL travel is flourishing as an industry in its own right. It continues to grow, change and evolve with the needs and demands of the Muslim traveler...

Indonesian Chinese still face discrimination 20 years after Reformasi
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 12:14

When Francis Xavier Harsono applied for his first passport in 1992 he was brimming with anticipation for his first trip overseas. Back then, things we...

Myanmar Press Council Denounces Threats Against Journalists Covering Antiwar Protest
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 10:22

The Myanmar Press Council on Friday denounced threats against the media and the suppression of reporters during a recent crackdown by authorities on a...

Trump on Kim meeting: 'North Korea would be very rich'
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 09:26

Mr Trump says Kim Jong-un's fate would be different to Libya's Gaddafi after he gave up nuclear weapons. BBC News - Asia

China tightens grip on global battery metals with Chile deal
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 07:21

China tightened its grip on the global supply chain for battery raw materials as Tianqi Lithium Corp struck a deal to take a US$ 4.1 billion stake in...

New owner of Phnom Penh Post denies Cambodian government launched crackdown on independent press
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 06:25

The new Malaysian owner of one of Cambodia’s major newspapers has brushed off suggestions of a far-reaching media crackdown and vehemently denie...

Casinos in Hainan? Don’t bet on it, says industry guild, with cruise-based lotteries more likely  
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 05:10

Casino industry veterans said this week that it was unlikely Beijing would allow the construction of casinos in Hainan, the island known as “Chi...

Despite claim by acupuncture specialists, it does not improve IVF live birth rates, new study says
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 03:12

One of the most popular wellness services at fertility clinics is acupuncture, a traditional Chinese treatment that involves placing sterile needles a...

Asia in 3 minutes: naughty Chinese tourists in Vietnam; naughty monkeys in Thailand
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 01:19

Chinese tourists make a splash in Vietnam with South China Sea T-shirts A photo of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts depicting Beijing’s claims ...

Vatican, Beijing deadlocked on appointment of bishops, senior Taiwanese clergyman says
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 00:29

The Vatican will not abandon its right to appoint bishops, despite Beijing’s objections, meaning the two sides remain deadlocked in their effort...

Islamists in Indonesia deploy their own children in suicide attacks
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 23:13

Neither churches nor children sparedALL terrorist attacks are sickening, but some more so than others. On May 13th a family of suicide bombers killed ...

Baidu COO Lu Qi steps down in latest reshuffle at ‘China’s Google’ 
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 21:09

Baidu, the operator of China’s largest online search service, said on Friday that its chief operating officer, Lu Qi, will step down to take on ...

US trade war: when the (micro) chips are down, Chinese cash flows to Israel
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 20:30

As trade disputes between Beijing and Washington fester, Chinese companies seeking a toehold in next-generation technology have found one of America&r...

China’s first home-grown aircraft carrier finishes maiden sea trial amid speculation Asia’s most advanced destroyer will be next
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 19:10

China’s first home-made aircraft carrier concluded its maiden sea trial on Friday. Footage of the vessel was released by state broadcaster China...

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull gets the finger for committing the ultimate Australian pub sin
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 16:19

Did Malcolm Turnbull commit the ultimate Aussie pub sin and jump the queue? One Brisbane man certainly thought so and allegedly unleashed a torrent of...

Junta targets Pheu Thai Party over criticisms on delayed polls
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 15:26

THAILAND’S junta government pursued legal action against opposition members for allegedly flouting a ban on political activity, among other char...

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